New! Mounted Watercolors

Many of my watercolors are not precious little things that will be framed under glass. They leap out from the wall unadorned – nothing but the paper mounted to a board. They are permanently glued to a basswood panel, then finished with varnish, acrylic mediums, and finally, several layers of archival wax finish. The wax finish can be cleaned by rubbing with your fingers or a soft cloth. The paintings are sanded, rubbed, and sanded again. I buff the wax to a shiny finish by hand. These works on paper seek to become a thing that paper is sometimes not – permanent, solid, and sturdy. They will be touched. They might be dropped. I will sand them and repair them. I hope they will be sturdy enough to travel to many faraway places and will be handled often.

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